The Chancellor put increased spending on public services at the heart of his levelling up vision, but was quiet on productivity
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Government departments are currently preparing their submissions for the Treasury’s upcoming Spending Review. Here is Centre for Cities’ key research to help inform this work.
What the Chancellor needs to focus on in the Spending Review 2020 to put local economies in the best position to bounce back, level up and decarbonise.
Join us for our fringe debate at Conservative Conference.
The Fair Funding Review proposes that local government grants are given on the basis of population size, rather than need. Is this the fairest way, or is there more to how local authorities should be funded?
Scotland’s new council finance plans will empower city leaders to manage their finances according to local need, the rest of the UK should follow their lead.
The full audio from the launch event of Cities Outlook 2019, with a focus on the impact of austerity on UK cities over the last decade
A lack of fiscal tools is encouraging many councils to invest commercially, but this raises questions about its long-term sustainability
Listen again to the launch of Cities Outlook 2019 with Cllr Abi Brown, Cllr Nick Forbes and Prof Tony Travers
As a decade of austerity comes to end, this year’s edition of Cities Outlook looks at how city spending has changed.